The presentation of the NIC Gold Medal and NIC Silver Medal dates back more than 70 years, making it one of the oldest interfraternal traditions. The Gold Medal is the highest honor the Conference can bestow and recognizes lifelong service to the interfraternal community and/or the NIC. The Silver Medal recognizes exemplary service or leadership in a role or task that has advanced the fraternal movement.

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2023 Gold Medal Honoree

Eugene D. “Buddy” Coté, III


Upon graduation from Maine in 1981, Buddy Coté started his lengthy career and service to Phi Gamma Delta. He spent four years on the fraternity staff – as a consultant and then director of chapter services. In 1985, the L. G. Balfour Company, recognizing Buddy’s growing presence and respect in the interfraternity community, hired him as manager of its Greek division.  

Buddy built a career in the fraternal jewelry market, turning customers into friends and friends into customers.  It was his commitment to the fraternal community that allowed him to start and operate his own Greek jewelry business, Legacy Deuteron.  

Buddy has been a visionary and consequential leader for Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, including as a board member from 2000 to 2004 and as president from 2006 to 2008. He continually promotes the importance of interfraternity cooperation, through the NIC and Interfraternity Councils, the importance of strengthening the Greek movement and each fraternity. Within the NIC, Buddy served on the board of directors from 2010 to 2015, and as chairman from 2014 to 2015 when the NIC moved from a volunteer-driven board to the current Governing Council. After the move to the new governance system, Buddy served until 2022 as Phi Gamma Delta’s representative on the Governing Council. 


Michael A. Greenberg 


Michael Greenberg has volunteered with Sigma Chi for more than 40 years helping to elevate chapters, organization-wide recruitment efforts, leadership development programs and more. After giving his time in various leadership roles mentoring undergraduates, leading workshops and developing an alumni ambassador program, his drive to create enduring leaders positioned him as Sigma Chi’s 68th Grand Consul from 2013-2015. During his tenure in this role, Mike made it known that hazing would no longer be tolerated in any form whatsoever. His leadership inspired the Preparation for Brotherhood program which has since won a Gold Medal from the Brandon Hall Association.  

Not satisfied with the elimination of hazing as his sole deliverable, Mike also recognized the need for enhanced wellness programming and helped to generate a positive behavioral approach to leadership development with attention to mental health education, suicide prevention, drug and alcohol use, and sexual misconduct prevention.  

In 2015 when the NIC’s Governing Council was created, Mike served as Sigma Chi’s inaugural delegate and as the Chairman of the Membership Committee. Additionally, he served as the Governing Council’s Chairman of the Executive Committee from 2018 through 2022 when he opted to retire from service to the NIC to pursue other interfraternal leadership initiatives. Mike currently serves as the Sigma Chi Leadership Institute Chairman. 


2022 Gold Medal Honoree

Dr. Victor Boschini


A fraternity man with a lifetime of service to higher education, Dr. Victor Boschini has made an impact on numerous institutions, organizations and communities. In 2003 Boschini began his tenure as the 10th Chancellor of Texas Christian University – where under his leadership the physical campus has been transformed, applications have more than doubled and the University completed the largest capital campaign in its history. A hallmark of his entire career though has been his unflinching belief in and demonstrable support of the Greek-letter movement for men and women, a notable example of which is one of the most significant institutional investments in fraternity and sorority housing in recent history at Texas Christian University.  

Boschini has served as Chairman of the Big 12 Conference and Mountain West Conference as well as the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. He has dedicated countless hours to serving on boards of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Van Cliburn Foundation, Moncrief Cancer Institute, Fulbright Scholar Advisory Board and Mount Union University. His service and dedication have been recognized by the Institute of International Education as well as his own organization, Sigma Nu Fraternity.


2022 Gold Medal Honoree

Dr. Thomas Goodale


A strong advocate for the fraternal movement throughout his career, Dr. Thomas Goodale is a notable educator and leader who supports students and professionals across the nation. He has spent his entire career as a student affairs administrator, faculty member and non-profit executive – with seven years spent as the Eminent Supreme Recorder/Executive Director for Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. In all of his roles, he has remained positive with drive, energy and enthusiasm for student development principles and his work. His ability to inspire, motivate, serve and love others is unmatched; he gives 100% of himself every day and in every moment to those he leads and serves. 

Co-founder of the Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues (now known as the Coalition of Higher Education Associations for Substance Abuse Prevention), BACCHUS (Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students) and GAMMA (Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol), Goodale has a demonstrated passion for bettering the higher education industry as a whole.  

Recognized by numerous organizations and institutions, Dr. Thomas Goodale’s lifetime of work has proven exceptional. 


2022 Silver Medal Honoree

Betsy Corridan


Participating and taking an active stance in all of the Harvard Steering Committee meetings, Betsy Corridan led the charge among sorority executives to join the fight in supporting and advocating for the rights of students. From strategy development to intentional messaging, to fundraising and settlement discussions, Corridan was a dominant voice in helping to bring the sorority experience back to Harvard. With countless one-on-one conversations and a passion for the work at hand, she unquestionably advanced the Greek-letter movement through these efforts, all while leading Kappa Alpha Theta as their CEO and Executive Director – a role she has held for almost 40 years.


2022 Silver Medal Honoree

Dr. Dawn Wiese


With a sincere commitment to the advancement and success of college students, Dr. Dawn Wiese has dedicated her work to furthering robust research about the fraternal experience. Her work has been a catalyst for moving advocacy for fraternities from anecdotes to peer-reviewed research studies and it has provided fraternal organizations and institutions with facts that show how fraternities directly benefit students, alumni and the bottom line of higher education. Wiese is passionate about advancing student development and never turns down a request to engage in efforts to create, educate, communicate, promote or coordinate any research effort that strengthens the overall student experience, with full recognition that through fraternities and sororities the overall college experience is significantly stronger. 


Past Recipients

Past Medal Recipients

1940Alvan E. DuerrDelta Tau Delta
1941H. Maurice DarlingDelta Kappa Epsilon
1946Lloyd G. BalfourSigma Chi
1947John MoseleySigma Alpha Epsilon
1948G. Herbert SmithBeta Theta Pi
1949Leroy A. WilsonLambda Chi Alpha
1950Joseph A. Bursley
1951Arthur Ray WarnockBeta Theta Pi
1951Joseph A. ParkAlpha Tau Omega
1951William R. BayesPhi Delta Theta
1952Henry M. WristonDelta Tau Delta
1953Verling C. EntemanDelta Phi
1954Frank H. MyersKappa Alpha Order
1954Maurice JacobsPhi Epsilon Pi
1955Cecil J. WilkinsonPhi Gamma Delta
1956Fred H. TurnerSigma Alpha Epsilon
1957Herbert L. BrownPhi Sigma Kappa
1957John M. McGregorAlpha Tau Omega
1959Horace G. NicholDelta Upsilon
1960Francis S. Van DerburKappa Sigma
1961George S. WardPhi Delta Theta
1962Herman B. WellsSigma Nu
1962J. Edward MurphySigma Nu
1964Henry R. JohnstonDelta Kappa Epsilon
1965Tom C. ClarkDelta Tau Delta
1966Dr. Seth R. BrooksBeta Theta Pi
1966Joel W. ReynoldsDelta Tau Delta
1967Roland MaxwellPhi Kappa Tau
1967Scott TurnerPsi Upsilon
1968George ChapmanTheta Chi
1969Houston T. KarnesLambda Chi Alpha
1970J. Dwight PetersonSigma Chi
1970Stewart D. DanielsAlpha Tau Omega
1971Joe Waggonner Jr.Kappa Sigma
1971Earl D. RhodesTheta Chi
1972Robert W. KrovitzAlpha Epsilon Pi
1972Zeke L. LoflinTheta Xi
1975Tozier BrownLambda Chi Alpha
1976John D. MillerPhi Delta Theta
1977Richard R. FletcherSigma Nu
1978George S. TollAlpha Epsilon Pi
1979Ralph D. DanielPhi Kappa Psi
1979George F. Patterson Jr.Acacia
1981Robert K. Ausman, M.D.Alpha Epsilon Pi
1982Dr. Norman Vincent PealePhi Gamma Delta
1983Ronald ReaganTau Kappa Epsilon
1984Harold JacobsenSigma Pi
1984Robert B. StewartAlpha Chi Rho
1985Ewing T. BolesPhi Kappa Tau
1985Barry GoldwaterSigma Chi
1986Jack L. AnsonPhi Kappa Tau
1987Dr. Ronald W. RoskensSigma Tau Gamma
1987Richard H. SudhelmerTriangle
1988Paul K. AddamsAlpha Chi Rho
1988Sidney H. GullerSigma Alpha Mu
1989Stanley I. FishelZeta Beta Tau
1989Williams S. ZermanPhi Gamma Delta
1990Dr. John L. BlackburnAlpha Sigma Phi
1991Dr. Karlem RiessPhi Kappa Sigma
1991Edwin L. HemingerDelta Tau Delta
1992William T. Bringham, CAESigma Chi
1992Robert J. Miller, CAEPhi Delta Theta
1992T.J. Schmitz, CAETau Kappa Epsilon
1992William P. SchwartzSigma Alpha Mu
1993Howard R. AlterTheta Chi
1993Durward W. OwenPi Kappa Phi
1993Henry B. PoorPsi Upsilon
1993George W. SpasykLambda Chi Alpha
1994Patrick I. BrownAlpha Tau Omega
1994Philip H. CohenAlpha Epsilon Pi
1994Maureen S. SyringDelta Gamma
1994Ralph S. RumseyZeta Psi
1995Edward M. KingSigma Chi
1995Dr. William R. NesterPi Kappa Alpha
1995Mary PetersonAlpha Phi
1996George BeckPi Lambda Phi
1996Jean W. ScottPi Beta Phi
1996Rodney Williams Jr.Tau Kappa Epsilon
1997Charles V. "Chuck" LoringPhi Sigma Kappa
1997Richard S. SimonZeta Beta Tau
1998Hiliary H. HollowayKappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
1998Russell G. MawbyAlpha Gamma Rho
1998Mary Burt Brooks NashAlpha Xi Delta
1998Frank J. Ruck Jr.Sigma Phi Epsilon
1999Brian BrooksDelta Sigma Phi
2000Maurice “Mo” LittlefieldSigma Nu
2001President George W. BushDelta Kappa Epsilon
2002Bill MuseTau Kappa Epsilon
2004R. Keith GilchrestAlpha Kappa Lambda
2004Idris TraylorKappa Alpha Order
2004First Lady Laura Bush*Kappa Alpha Theta
2005Sidney DunnAlpha Epsilon Pi
2005Gregory HauserDelta Chi
2005William JenkinsPhi Kappa Tau
2006Jonathan BrantBeta Theta Pi
2006Edward A. PeasePi Kappa Alpha
2007Phil JosephsonAlpha Gamma Rho
2008Bill BernierSigma Tau Gamma
2009Raymond L. OriansPi Kappa Alpha
2009Jon C. WilliamsonLambda Chi Alpha
2010Wilford A. ButlerDelta Upsilon
2010James EstesKappa Alpha Order
2011Rick BarnesFarmHouse
2011Kenneth TraceySigma Alpha Epsilon
2011Jim VredenburghTheta Xi
2011Marc P. KatzAlpha Epsilon Pi
2012Raymond GalbrethDelta Chi
2012David WestolTheta Chi
2013James E. Greer, Jr.Zeta Beta Tau
2013Dr. Edward H. HammondSigma Phi Epsilon
2013Robert D. LyndKappa Delta Rho
2013Robert F. Marchesani Jr.Phi Kappa Psi
2014William E. ForesterKappa Alpha Order
2014Dr. Phillip SummersPi Kappa Phi
2015Darold W. LarsonAcacia Fraternity
2015Howard C. PickettSigma Nu
2015Norval B. Stephens, Jr.Delta Tau Delta
2016Robert OffFarmHouse Fraternity
2018Ned KirklinKappa Sigma
2019James B. RussellDelta Tau Delta
2019William A. Martin, IIIPhi Gamma Delta
2021Mark E. TimmesPi Kappa Phi
2022Dr. Victor BoschiniSigma Nu Fraternity
2022Dr. Thomas GoodaleSigma Alpha Epsilon
1980Hugh D. Scott Jr.Alpha Chi Rho
1980Carroll K. SimonsPhi Kappa Sigma
1980Marsh WhiteDelta Chi
1981John J. RhodesBeta Theta Pi
1982James H. McLaughlinZeta Psi
1982Robert H. ShafferSigma Chi
1984Fred L. DixonPhi Gamma Delta
1985James S BradySigma Chi
1985President George H. W. BushDelta Kappa Epsilon
1985John W. GalbreathDelta Tau Delta
1986Dr. John W. RyanKappa Sigma
1987Ellison S. OnizukaTriangle
1987Samuel H. ShapiroAlpha Epsilon Pi
1989Edward M. KingSigma Chi
1989Eileen C. StevensAlpha Phi
1990Edward A. PeasePi Kappa Alpha
1992James E. GreerZeta Beta Tau
1992Beth SaulAlpha Epsilon Phi
1992Dr. Ronald J. TaylorZeta Beta Tau
1992Charles N. White Jr.Sigma Phi Epsilon
1993Wayne S. ColvinSigma Phi Epsilon
1993Tom W. DevineSigma Alpha Epsilon
1993Mike PosnickSigma Alpha Mu
1994Robert F. ManleyManley Burke & Fisher
1994Jeff LinkenbachMontana State University
1995Jeffrey W. ShuckSigma Chi
1996William N. LaForgePi Kappa Alpha
1996David L. WestolTheta Chi
1997Joel GoldmanSigma Alpha Mu
1997Richard N. McKaigDelta Chi
1997T.J. SullivanPi Kappa Phi
1998Barbara B. HollmannPhi Mu
1999John HortonPhi Gamma Delta
1999Nancy LeonardAlpha Chi Omega
2000Michael GordonKappa Alpha Psi
2000Robert L. LivingstonDelta Kappa Epsilon
2001Robert Dole Kappa Sigma
2001Elizabeth DoleDelta Delta Delta
2001Richard LugarBeta Theta Pi
2002Kevin O’NeillLambda Chi Alpha
2002James J. CareyZeta Psi
2002Don MillsTexas Christian University
2006Wynn SmileyAlpha Tau Omega
2007Stephanie Tubbs JonesDelta Sigma Theta
2007Pete SessionsPi Kappa Alpha
2008Kent GardnerKappa Alpha Order
2009Mark V. AndersonSigma Chi
2009Mike LongSigma Nu
2011Daniel ShaverSigma Chi
2013Kim NovakDelta Gamma
2014Lori HartAlpha Omicron Pi
2014Victor FeltsSigma Chi
2015Arthur J. Hurt IIISigma Phi Epsilon
2015James B. “Jim” Ewbank IIPhi Delta Theta
2015John W. HartmanSigma Phi Epsilon
2017Dr. Mari Ann CallaisTheta Phi Alpha
2017Jean MrasekChi Omega
2017Greg SingletonKappa Alpha Order
2017Bonnie WunschAlpha Epsilon Phi
2019John M. GreenPhi Kappa Tau
2020Keith J. SteinerDelta Tau Delta
2021Linda WrightCreative Risk Solutions
2022Betsy CorridanKappa Alpha Theta
2022Dr. Dawn WieseDelta Delta Delta